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“Bokeh” comes from the Japanese word “boke” (暈け or ボケ) which means blur or haze. The English word “bokeh” has to do with the aesthetics of out-of-focus points of light. Different types of lenses may render different qualities of bokeh, so if you own an SLR or DSLR, experiment! With... Read more »

In this episode of "Tiny Yellow House," Deek takes us on a tour Hobbit huts in central Maine and shows us how to make a wacky bookshelf out of bicycle inner tubes. Read more »

Complete instructions for this episode of Weekend Projects can be found at http://makeprojects.com/Project/Mini-Rover-Redux/2479/1 Learn the basics of modding a remote controlled (RC) vehicle for the purpose of making your own terrestrial rover. Mount one wireless camera onto your vehicle's chassis, and see how far you can drive it and see... Read more »

A how-to video on powdercoating in the home shop without an air compressor! This Craftsman Powder Coat gun is less than $40 and is the perfect solutions! Links: Article on Outgassing: http://www.powdercc.com/images/pdf/How%20to%20eliminate%20outgassing,%20the%20powder%20coating%20faux%20pas.pdf UPDATE: Thanks for user Krap101, these are still available "new" - see http://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-Complete-Portable-Powder-Coating/dp/B004YEAYCW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347892130 Read more »

In September 2012 a gathering of fascinating, curious people seeking to foster grassroots innovation in every community, descended on Shelburne Farms, Vermont in the form of the Champlain Maker Faire. Inspired by their dedication to community, creativity and technology, VCAM set out to discover what the Maker Faire was all... Read more »

Complete instructions for this episode of Weekend Projects can be found at http://makeprojects.com/Project/Hot-Cold-LED/2445/1 Combine an Arduino, an ultransonic distance sensor, and some common components to build a classic "hot/cold" project. Once assembled, we'll walk through the software "sketch" loaded onto our Arduino, and experiment with three variations of the "hot/cold"... Read more »